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The Grading Criteria for Ranked Events is defined in Regulation 27.

There are two divisions of the World Sailing Match Race Rankings - Open and Women. Ranking points can only be gained towards the women's rankings when all crew members are women. Sailors will only receive ranking points from events that fully comply with the Regulations.

Events must submit a Grading Form to the World Sailing Office at least four months prior to the event. World Sailing will publish the dates of WC events on or before 15 October each year and establish a calendar of events. Events may be re-graded retrospectively when there is a clear reason to do so.

The World Sailing Match Rankings rate skippers based on their performances at World Sailing Graded events over the 24 month period prior to the release date of the Rankings. Skippers score points by competing a Graded Events with the highest points awarded to the event winner and decreasing down. The most points are up for grabs at the World Match Racing Tour, followed by World Sailing Grade 1 events, Grade 2 through to Grade 5.

Bonus points can be scored for success in events featuring the top ranked skippers.

A skipper can count points from a total of eight events - four from the most recent 12 months and four from up to 24 months ago. Events contested within 12 months of each ranking release count for double. The winner of a World Sailing Grade 1 event can expect to score around 1,800 points if the event took place within the last 12 months or around 1,000 if it was 12-24 months ago.

As well as reflecting the current form and perfomance of the world's top match racer, the World Sailing Match Race Rankings are also used to decide 10 of the 12 skippers who will compete in the World Sailing Women's Match Racing World Championship.

The following Grades apply:

  • Grade WC
  • Grade 1
  • Grade 2
  • Grade 3
  • Grade 4
  • Grade 5
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Match Race Rankings
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Upcoming Events
  • 200
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  • 50
  • World
  • Grade 1
  • Grade 2
  • Grade 3
  • Grade 4
  • Grade 5

Upcoming 100-Point Events

Upcoming 50-Point Events

DateNameVenueNation
4 Dec 2018Sail Sydney Woollahra Sailing ClubAUS
6 Dec 2018St Nicholas RacePula CRO
18 Dec 2018Christmas Race PalamósPalamósESP
28 Dec 2018Laser Europa Cup - CroatiaHvarCRO
18 Jan 2019Caribbean Laser Midwinter RegattaCabareteDOM
31 Jan 2019Oceanbridge NZL Sailing Regatta AucklandNZL
18 Nov 2019Copa Brasil de VelaFlorianópolisBRA
21 Aug 2020Laser Europa Cup - SerbiaDonji MilanovacSRB

Next 10 World Events

DateNameVenueNation
7 Oct 20182018 Sunfish World ChampionshipCarolina Yacht ClubUSA
3 Oct 20182018 Sunfish Youth World ChampionshipCarolina Yacht ClubUSA
3 Oct 2018WMT - Regata de Portugal LisbonPOR
1 Sep 20182018 Blind Match Racing World ChampionshipThe Clubhouse Rhu HelensburghGBR
13 Aug 20182018 Women's Match Racing World ChampionshipEkaterinburgRUS
26 Jul 2018WMT - Match Cup NorwayMarstrandSWE
26 Jul 2018Match Cup NorwayRisorNOR
4 Jul 2018WMRT - GKSS Match Cup SwedenMarstrandSWE
3 Jul 20182018 Youth Match Racing World ChampionshipLake Ledro, TrentinoITA
17 Mar 20182018 Sunfish Masters World ChampionshipSaint Andrews Bay Yacht ClubUSA

Upcoming Grade 2 Events

DateNameVenueNation
30 Nov 2018International Christmas Match Race 2018TriesteITA
12 Dec 2018The Kingdom Match Race EventZallaqBRN
16 Jan 2019RNZYS Foiling Match Racing Championships Waitemata HarbourNZL
22 Mar 2019PMYC Match RacePorto Montenegro, TivatMNE
17 May 2019PMYC Women's Match RacePorto Montenegro, TivatMNE

Upcoming Grade 4 Events

Upcoming Grade 5 Events

DateNameVenueNation
26 Oct 20182018 Autumn Match RaceShima YH JPN
20 Oct 2018The ICSA PCCSC ChampionshipsBalboa Yacht ClubUSA
6 Oct 2018GKSS KM Club ChampionshipLangedrag, GothenburgSWE
1 Oct 2018Haven Kakumae Sailing Summer Cup 7Tallin, Haben Kakumae Yacht ClubEST
10 Sep 2018Haven Kakumae Sailing Summer Cup 6Tallin, Haben Kakumae Yacht ClubEST
3 Sep 2018Haven Kakumae Sailing Summer Cup 5Tallin, Haben Kakumae Yacht ClubEST
1 Sep 2018RFBYC Sailing Institute Youth Match CupRoyal Freshwater Bay Yacht Club AUS
25 Aug 2018Poneke Spring Grade 5 RegattaWellington HarbourNZL
28 Jul 2018Te Aro Invitational Grade 5 Regatta Wellington HarbourNZL
16 Jul 2018Stu Williams Memorial Grade 5 Regatta Wellington HarbourNZL
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